Bit Storm

A weekly Game Design and Video Games podcast featuring and
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Alex Krause of the awesome improvised podcast "Know What You're in For w/ Disgraced Prison Warden Anthony B. Watts" joins Ben and Trevor this week to discuss a whole heap of games that don't yet exist including: Discovering new materials and technology with your friend Cthulu The smallest ever open world game set in a school A mash up of Noahs Ark and Island of Dr Moreau A poker playing adventure
With Ben being away Trevor invited his friends from the Inconsolables, Sammy Deedge and Mrs Llante. Together they caused absolute chaos and talked about numerous game ideas including, touching up faces, hallucinogenic mould, protecting the barrier reef as a politicians aid, the secret of climbing Mt Everest and a mysterious leprechaun is causing havoc in a small village. Twitter Links: (Sammy Deedge) (Mrs Llante)
In our third annual Game of the Year special we discuss the GOTY games that don't exist but should! With pitches ranging between 2 and 5 words from some of the best and brightest of the AGPN network and Twitter, Bionic Commando, managing a national park, Day of the Tentacle, bionic women and robot dinosaurs and a father son wrestling trip feature heavily.
Triple Digits! Recorded at PAX Australia in the wonderful Audio Technica booth, Ben and Trevor are joined by Jono Pech and Jack Kruse for episode #100! Maids as ammo, a post apocalyptic hot air balloon adventure, an ensemble cooking game starring the underused Apogee and Square Enix properties, a puzzle game where you need to accomodate smokers, a VR basketball/deli game, and more!
Trevor and Ben are joined by Barney Cumming of Powerhoof this week, and the resulting stampede leaves behind a game where you play a recluse solving a mystery via garbage and crosswords, a HVAC engineer who is sensibly doing their job, we explore the fine art of observatory equipment requisition, and we reinvent Powerhoof's Regular Human Basketball into a Space Jam-esque adventure! Find Barney online: Website: Twitter: Facebook:
Ben and Trevor return for an in-depth discussion of 4 made up games. Games include human sized pigs and pig sized humans set in an RPG, a rogue-like adventure beneath the waves and we discover the secret truth of how humanity evolved on Earth.
In the second of their Global Game Jam themed episodes, Ben and Trevor take the theme 'What Do We Do Now' and use it in every Click Pitch this week! The result is a VR experience of vacuuming up Grandma's ashes, a dung beetle pushing a dung ball around a crowded city and the worst game of "Basketball" ever envisioned.
Ben and Trevor are back at it, imagining a horde shooter where your only method of communication is random noises, an open world sea monster game, a meringue based platformer, a sprawling adventure set in the world of board games, a competitive goat-based king of the mountain game, and a stealthy restaurant patron with high class tastes.
For our 1 year anniversary episode, Ben and Trevor do the exact same thing they do every week: come up with game ideas! This week we discover a world where everybody is genetically predisposed to arson, join an android on their year long journey through space, try desperately to find the right adapter for our new game console, learn sign language in stressful situations, produce a sitcom and re-imagine the VR game Lone Echo.
While Ben is in Canada we have a number of smaller episodes entitled, Bit Drizzle, ready for your listening pleasure. In this episode the boys talk about sentient baked goods, try to take down the fraternity system and tell a lovely story about a grandma and her grand-daughter.
This week on Bit Storm: watch our for flames as you hatch a dragon's egg, see how large you can grow your lint ball, discover the intricacies of playing curling on a basketball court, drive a car as a small child and solve nursery rhyme crimes with Ben and Trevor.
Multiplayer backstabbing while diverting asteroids, skeleton jigsaw puzzles, avoiding the flu and images burning into your brain like an old CRT - just a few of the game mechanics in this week's episode. Join Ben and Trevor as they Click Pitch the night away!
Trevor welcomes Andrew Natoli (@Kalgar) and Paul Cunningham (@ThundermaceAus) from the Inconsolables podcast to riff on crazy ideas involving the celestial dance of the moon and the sun, hunting humans, wrestling in wine cellars and a rip off homage of Super Meat Boy called Super Corn Boy.
Collect animal DNA in a non-lethal way, investigate a rural farmhouse that is being fumigated, play as a spider escaping the farmhouse, figure out which movie patrons are really freeloading ghosts and can Dracula resist the urge to feed while running a daycare.
This week Ben and Trevor blast out some improvised game designs, including a game where you are pulled into a whacky dream world, a space based boot camp simulator, an old guy who just wants to read the paper, a dialogue based game set entirely in a jacuzzi, and they stick it to WB by violating the patent on their Nemesis system for a game about a junior reporter on the crime beat.
Rocket powered Penny Farthings, cats exploring a theatre, civilisations viewing comets as god and the secret truth behind the Wiggles. Ben and Trevor spin some of their most absurd ideas to date in this episode of Bit Storm.
With a new random word generating system in hand, Ben and Trevor create brand new game designs, such as: A set of robot grifters from the ghetto trying to pass in high society A Descent inspired game about destroying volcanoes created by an alien menace A surprising twist to a walking simulator A wedding planning simulator The Neverending Story from the perspective of the Rock Biter And more!
Each year Ben and Trevor participate in the Global Game Jam, in preparation for this years jam, they use old GGJ and Ludram Dare prompts to discuss the following game ideas. Commuting in a tiny world, managing a hotel with horror elements, helping a cat to escape and saving a space ship from losing all the oxygen.
Want some game designs? This week, we have: a debt collector in a high-powered capitalistic future, a private detective in a noir comic book style super villainous mystery, a spy targeting diplomats with long range microwaves, a man finds himself trapped in a dollhouse helping a child, and we explore the day in the life of an independent music store.
A renovation game show with a twist, a world with no concept of mathematics, investigate the destruction in the wake of a platform game and discover the secret behind the pet axe. Ben and Trevor discuss these games and more...
Bit Storm holds its first annual Game Of Last Year Awards, taking the names of real GOTY nominees and winners and improvising new and different game ideas from them. Listen in to find out about Animal Crossing: New Horizons (a multi-planet version of Frogger), Hades (an automation game with souls as your power source), Among Us (a Hangover style story about an alien trapped on Earth), and plenty more!
Tracking down nomadic tribes escaping library fines, selling magnetic trinkets to neighbours, investigate the mystery of the timekeeper and a VR boxing rhythm game. These are just some of the ideas that Ben and Trevor discuss in this weeks episode.
Fill your bus with capable people to survive the zombie hordes, choose the PowerPoint slides to save the company (or destroy the world), explore a world where you can hack the parameters of people's brains, discover the mystery of the cursed family bassinet, and more!
A Fantastic Four co-op VR multiplayer game, a Darksiders-esque game with characters from cereal boxes, a narrative-based survival adventure in Antarctica and an investigative adventure discovering the truth behind the recent monoliths - Ben and Trev discuss these games and more on this week's episode of Bit Storm.
The boys are joined by Gianni from Pixel Sift this week, and together they jump into some Click Pitch resulting in some incredible ideas! A space opera revolving around a Dyson Sphere cocoon, a JRPG based on The Matrix, an ARG phone game where you might just meet a celebrity, dueling electrosynth artists falling in love, and more!
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Podcast Details

Created by
Ben Slinger and Trevor Scott
Podcast Status
Oct 12th, 2016
Latest Episode
Feb 21st, 2021
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
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